Hamm – whose portrayal of seductive, mysterious ad man Don Draper on retro-cool “Mad Men” had won him rave reviews and transformed his career – finally struck gold on his eighth nomination for the role.
Viola shared her apprehension before the awards ceremony took place. But the same did not hold true in the supporting drama actor race, where it was Thrones’ Peter Dinklage who was called to the stage.
The next closest network was Comedy Central with four.
The Emmys have dropped to become just the 6th most popular awards show over the past year.
Game of Thrones is now tied with “Hill Street Blues” and “The West Wing” as the most-honored drama series ever.
‘Thank you HBO for believing in dragons, ‘ co-creator David Benioff said after receiving the drama prize from Tracey Morgan.
Viola Davis is the first black woman to win best drama series actress in Emmy history. “There were eight of us in this category so I feel like I won the lottery”. I guess 8-time’s the charm for Hamm, who had been nominated seven times for the award but never won it. His narrative was slightly better than Hamm’s: he’d worked for years successfully as a sitcom actor on Malcom in the Middle, but then there he was, a casting risk, doing this cool, edgy, dark show.
“I have been given the opportunity to act because people’s lives depend on it”, Tambor said in his acceptance speech. “She was such an extraordinary woman and she inspired so many people and to get to do that…” “I suffered a traumatic brain injury that put me in a coma for eight days”.
The So You Think You Can Dance host was all smiles when she debuted her adorable baby bump on the red carpet. Morgan presented the top award of the evening, best dramatic series which went to HBO’s “Game of Thrones“. Colbert this month replaced the retired Letterman on CBS.
“To everybody on television, I just want to tell you, cling to it as long as you can”, Jon Stewart advised the audience when accepting his award for best variety show. “I loved playing her”, Hendricks said. “It is a barren wasteland out there”.
HBO’s Veep ended the five-year Emmy reign of ABC’s Modern Family as best comedy series. It has been a great year for Schumer who also starred in her first feature “Trainwreck”. “Yeah, it’s getting trickier and trickier to satarize this stuff”, Louis-Dreyfus quipped, summing up her win as “mind-blowing”.
King of American Crime won supporting actress honours for a limited series.